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Issue 26: April 2022

Sustainable resources

Planning mine closures for a positive future

More than 70 partners from industry and research are collaborating to find solutions to make Australian mine closures beneficial for communities and the environment via the Cooperative Research Centre for Transformations in Mining Economies (CRC TiME). JANE NICHOLLS reports

Care for Country: the essential inclusion of Indigenous people and their knowledge

Everyone agrees that it’s long overdue, but the CRC for Transformations in Mining Economies (CRC TiME) is committed to ensuring that Indigenous peoples are core partners in mine-closure plans, writes JANE NICHOLLS.

Learning from listening

Built on a decade of research conducted in CSIRO, Voconiq is a data science and community engagement company giving companies, industries, and institutions the data to enhance their social licence to operate in the communities in which they work. KEIRISSA LAWSON reports


In 2011 Queensland’s third major coal seam gas (CSG) project was given the green light, heralding a $70 billion development boom that delivered a major new resource export industry and jobs growth opportunity for Queensland and Australia. PAUL CUNNINGHAM reports